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Is Porn Addictive? There's No Proof

The author of a new study on "porn addiction" talks about why the concept is all wrong.

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Meaning it’s not negatively affecting their relationships or their jobs?

That’s right. Where does that feeling come from? Probably a lot of things. There is nothing like sexuality for triggering irrational anxiety. The other fact is that research, again, is pretty clear that when people are aroused, particularly men, they are more likely to make risky, impulsive decisions. Being sexually aroused affects our judgment. That is an effect of sexuality and arousal, not pornography.

Tracy Clark-Flory is a staff writer at Salon. Follow@tracyclarkflory on Twitter.